Makhachkala: District police interrogation department head accused of taking $6.700 bribe

Makhachkala: District police interrogation department head accused of taking $6.700 bribe

Prosecutors of the Republic of Dagestan have approved an indictment in a criminal case against the former head of the district police interrogation department.

The defendant is accused of taking a 400,000-ruble ($6.7 thousand) bribe, according to the Office of Public Affairs of the Dagestan supervisory agency, as quoted by riadagestan.ru.

The defendant worked as the head of the Sovetsky District police questioning department head. Investigators believe he took the large bribe from a local resident to close a criminal case against the latter, according to the prosecutors’ representative.

The former department head was charged with violation of Article 290 (extortion of a bribe on especially large scale) of the Russian Criminal Code, he added. The prosecutors will refer the case to the Sovetsky District Court for further proceedings.

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